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The old stone California lighthouse stands as a silent sentry in the area known as "Hudishibana," near the island's northwestern tip. The lighthouse is named for the U.S ship - the California - which sunk about two years previous to its construction in 1910. The site offers spectacular sunsets as the final shades of sunshine give way to a brilliant azure canopy. Perched on a high seaside elevation, the lighthouse has become one of Aruba's scenic trademarks and offers a picture perfect view of the island's western coastline of sandy beaches, rolling sand dunes and rocky coral shorelines.

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  • California Lighthouse

    Wonderful place to go for dinner

  • California Lighthouse

    This was our second time to Aruba. I was so very happy to go all the way up to the top of the lighthouse this time. Tour guide was very sweet.

  • California Lighthouse

    Awesome view of the island! We were there during the day and at night! There was a food truck with delicious smoothies!!!

  • California Lighthouse

    Great views from here.

  • California Lighthouse

    You have to go here! This year, I want to go at sun set.

  • California Lighthouse

    Very pretty. Great to combine with northern island sight seeing.

  • California Lighthouse

    Great to see!

  • California Lighthouse

    Must see with the backdrop of the northeast side of the island.

  • California Lighthouse

    The piña coladas were worth the visit.

  • California Lighthouse

    Beautiful place.

  • California Lighthouse

    Is the lighthouse open to the public? What are the hours I can walk up? Thanks

  • California Lighthouse

    We hebben de lighthouse s'avonds bezocht er is geen licht alleen een restaurant dus dat viel tegen. We gaan overdag nog proberen.

  • California Lighthouse

    nice view of the ocean

  • California Lighthouse

    The California Lighthouse has a great view but the lighthouse it's self needs a paint job because there is rust stains from the iron bars on the windows. Despite the need to maintain the lighthouse the area is a fantastic place to take photos and try to get to eat at the Italian Restaurant, didn't eat there when I was there in Aug. 2014. I will be going back to Aruba in May/Jun. 2015 and will try the Italian Restaurant then.

  • California Lighthouse

    Been coming to Aruba for over 20 years I will never miss going to the Light House the staff is amazing and we love the bartender so much and lets talk about the food mmmmmmmmmm the best

  • California Lighthouse

    Beautiful sunset

  • California Lighthouse

    food and the view is amazing

  • California Lighthouse

    its just a light house but you must see the island view...and dinner on the restaurant close to it...trattoria il faro blanco

  • California Lighthouse

    couldn't climb the lighthouse.

  • California Lighthouse

    Loved visiting this site, just upset the lighthouse was closed, but did take amazing pictures.

  • California Lighthouse

    The place is very good but the Lighthouse is closed

  • California Lighthouse

    Been there, seen it, done it !!

  • California Lighthouse

    lovely Place to be!

  • California Lighthouse

    A beautiful vista especially for sunset. We ate a delicious Italian dinner on the terrace at the restaurant next to the light house. I would recommend it.

  • California Lighthouse

    Spectacular views , sunsets and great ElFaro Blanca resturant next door. Amazing location !

  • California Lighthouse

    It's awesome. The view is amazing. It's a great sight to see. The restaurant there is great too!

  • California Lighthouse

    The way up is very nice. I wish you could go in the lighthouse!

  • California Lighthouse

    Nice drive and photo opportunity. Not much else to do up there. Great views all the same.

  • California Lighthouse

    Wonderful scenery, great for photos

  • California Lighthouse

    Chaaaato! Vale pra jantar no redtaurante italiAno que tem anexo. Mas o farol em si é bem sem graça

  • California Lighthouse

    Not operating but interesting to look at

  • California Lighthouse

    AMAZING sight to see! When we go to aruba we go every year! Because we love taking pictures!

  • California Lighthouse

    The view from the Lighthouse is amazing!!!!

  • California Lighthouse

    Nice stop - great view - great photo stop

  • California Lighthouse

    Very nice. The drive was really pretty too.

  • California Lighthouse

    First site we visited. A great start to our 2 week trip.

  • California Lighthouse

    Beautiful drive going up to lighthouse. Well worth your time.

  • California Lighthouse

    Very windy nice views

  • California Lighthouse

    Love

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    hermoso....

  • California Lighthouse

    Uma linda visão da ponta da ilha. Não fui no restaurante local, mas o dono é muito simpático e inclusive fala português e mais 7 línguas.

  • California Lighthouse

    under construction

  • California Lighthouse

    El paisaje es precioso. El faro esta cerrado y algo deteriorado. El restaurante luce muy bien, pero no tuvimos la oportunidad de comer allí por la hora a la que llegamos. Luego cambiamos por las dunas y la orilla del mar

  • California Lighthouse

    queda lejos y no hay muchi que ver. solo ub retaurant q estab cerradl

  • California Lighthouse

    una de las cosas más increíbles que e visto en mi vida como es la unión del mar con el océano

  • California Lighthouse

    ver el atardecer desde este punto es maravilloso, el restaurante cuenta con una de las mejores vistas de la ciudad, lo malo es que al faro le hace falta que le pongan cariño se ve oxidado y en mal estado a menos que en unos años quieran colocarle el nombre de El faro ABANDONADO de California.

  • California Lighthouse

    Es un sitio con una vista impresionante!!! Maravilloso

  • California Lighthouse

    nice place

  • California Lighthouse

    El camino hacia el faro es súper lindo, casas espectaculares y una buena vista al mar! Al llegar al faro me encontré con un vendedor de raspaditos como le decimos en Venezuela o granizados de distintos sabores súper refrescantes. Puedes tomarte muy buenas fotos y además hay un restaurante súper bonito. También se puede leer la historia del faro de California y disfrutar de la hermosa vista! Vale la pena.

  • California Lighthouse

    Es un mirador muy bonito. Nosotros fuimos al atardecer y pudimos ver la puesta de sol. Se hacen unas fotos bellas ahí.

  • California Lighthouse

    mejorar las condiciones del faro

  • California Lighthouse

    rocky el guia hizo una excelente presentación

  • California Lighthouse

    Bello, aunque ya un poco oxidado... Espectacular vista!!! Y se consiguen buenas foros

  • California Lighthouse

    un lugar sin igual recomendado

  • California Lighthouse

    Gran vista de la isla no cabe dudas. Pero el faro esta bastante deteriorado. Facil acceso en vehículo no paguen un tour para visitar este lugar! En la vía hay varias playas muy bonitas aparte verán las dunas de aruba!

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